“Looks set to be the Brideshead Revisited of the 21st century.” Read on for the verdict on last night’s TV.

Any Human Heart

Any Human Heart, Channel 4

“William Boyd’s adaption of his own novel ‘Any Human Heart’ is an absolute treat – a witty romp through one man’s life, and through a big chunk of the 20th century, directed with panache, and with fine performances wherever you look.”
Sam Wollaston, The Guardian

“With its glittering cast, exquisite costumes and locations, a multitude of bare flesh and amusing cameos it looks set to be the Brideshead Revisited of the 21st century.”
Matt Baylis, Daily Express

One Born Every Minute, Channel 4

“This is real life sliced and diced and reassembled: served up anew, given artistic shape.”
Sam Leith, The Guardian

JFK: The Making of Modern Politics

“Joe Kennedy declared that he planned to sell his second son “like soap flakes”, and, according to Andrew Marr, politics has never been the same since. With JFK here emerging as more hype than substance.”
Edward Porter, Sunday Times

Chekov-Comedy Shorts, Sky Arts

“As for the performance of the two leads, Julia Davis and Julian Barratt, it is to their credit that they do not allow unfamiliar sets and costumes to inhibit their natural, recognisable goofiness. Oscar Wilde next, please.”
Helen Stewart, Sunday Times